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February 24th, 2021 Prominent Durban cardiologist Dr Somalingum (Leslie) Ponnusamy has died of COVID-19, reports News24. Ponnusamy held the position of head of the clinical unit at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's department of cardiology at the Inkosi Albert...

February 10th, 2021 Professor Salim Abdool Karim has become a household name in the past year, writesUniversity World News. Celebrity status has two indicators: media interest in the celebrity's personal life and controversy, explains a Stellenbosch University...

December 16th, 2020 South Africa's Professor Salim Abdool Karim and the United States's Dr Anthony Fauci have jointly been awarded the 2020 John Maddox Prize for standing up for science during the COVID-19 virus pandemic, reports MedicalBrief. The prize, which has...

November 4th, 2020 Gauteng's acting CEO of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has died suddenly, according to the provincial government, reports The Times. Kgati Malebana, 46, was part of the provincial COVID-19 response team. His death came as a shock and was...

October 7th, 2020 The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has decided to award the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Harvey J Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M Rice for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus. This year's Nobel Prize is awarded...

September 9th, 2020 Professor Elmi Muller's dedication to making organ transplantation available to vulnerable people that has led to her being recognised with the 2019 University of Cape Town (UCT) Alan Pifer Award. In 2008 Prof Muller, then a young transplant...
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